Guide to the Evaluation of PSS Programming in Humanitarian Crises

UNICEF together with partners has developed this Inter-Agency Guide to the Evaluation of Psychosocial Programming in Humanitarian Crises to assist organizations working in the field of psychosocial support to think through key issues in planning and implementing an evaluation.

There are major challenges of conducting evaluations in humanitarian crises such as natural disasters and armed conflicts. However evaluation is a vital tool for improving current psychosocial programs as well as future planning, programming and decision-making. Evaluation provides the means to improve program performance, identify potential unintended negative consequences and build inter-agency consensus on good and promising practices. Essentially, the wider impact of well-documented, reliable evaluations will be the building of a stronger knowledge base for effective psychosocial practice. In recent years, psychosocial support has become an increasingly central part of development and humanitarian programming. 

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Social and Emotional Learning